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Alaska gov is resigning. Good Luck, Ms. Palin

Posted by mrsmart on July 4, 2009

Sarah Palin resigns her post as Alaska Governor

Sarah Palin resigns her post as Alaska Governor

Lets face, competition for the GOP nomination will be brutal. Think about Huckabee, Romney, T-Paw, governors who finished their terms, some of them, two terms; and some candidates we don’t know yet.

In announcing her resignation from the governor’s office, Palin, I think, is leaving the very job she needed to continue to build on her resume so she can do better next time she tries to run for National office. Have you heard this woman articulate international policy ideas better than her ability to see Russia from her front porch?

Since leaving the national campaign, Ms Palin has done the exact opposite of what I thought she needed to do to better herself for future national political run. Read what I wrote on this blog on November 10, 2008.

All I have seen her do is fight with virtually anyone who dares say anything she doesn’t like about her or her cause. From political operatives to David letterman; John Kerry, the media, etc.

Everything about her future plans is speculative for now at best. So, I just wish her the best in whatever she chooses to do.


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Is Sarah Palin Too Far Away?

Posted by mrsmart on November 10, 2008

Governor Sarah Palin (R-AK)

Governor Sarah Palin (R-AK)

Ironically, Sarah Palin’s geography, being thousands of miles away; and in a far-away time zone, may be her best asset.

Now that she is home, she can lay low for now, avoid the media as much as possible, while learning basic civic lessons she appeared not to know. If she has any future national political ambition, this is the time to get coaching by the best minds she can put together. Lord knows she needs help.

The country knows enough about her now than she can reasonably expect to improve on or correct with constant back and forth with opponents in the airwaves. Palin risks further damage to her image. She has supporters in the lower 48 who can speak on her behalf and, if necessary, respond to things that need responding to.

Hopefully better prepared, in about a year or two, just in time for the 2010 election season, she can re-emerge with media interviews. She can start on Larry king Live, get on David Letterman, etc. After that, she can then go on FOX, CNN, and the like. That’s how she can be ready for 2012 if she is interested.

As were evident during the 2008 election, short empty sound bites lost out to well thought-out ideas. Gone are the days when the intellectually challenged could just wing it in our government, and a lack of curiosity almost a badge of honor.
Originally posted as a comment by E_in_Houston_TX on Political Wire using Disqus.

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